Pacific Palms

Explore the natural beauty of Pacific Palms, a few hours’ drive north of Sydney, at gorgeous beaches and lakes perfect for a range of water activities. Relax on white sandy beaches such as Elizabeth, Blueys and Boomerang, where the Komunity Project Great Lakes Pro surfing event is held.

You’ll find secluded spaces and waters great for kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and fishing in Wallis and Smiths lakes. Near the southern section of Booti Booti National Park is the Green Cathedral, a splendid outdoor church under a canopy of palms. The Booti Hill Lakeside walking track is a great way to experience the ocean and the lake.

Kommunity Project Great Lakes Pro - Pacific Palms

Accommodation options in Pacific Palms range from beachside resorts, retreats and houses to lakeside cottages and camping grounds in national parks. A short drive south is Seal Rocks, a small fishing village, where you’ll find breathtaking views from Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse.

In Wallingat National Park, take the trail to Whoota Whoota lookout for spectacular views of the Great Lakes region. Other delightful walks include Sugar Creek trail and Cabbage Palm loop walking track. Mountain biking is popular too, with the Southern Boundary trail and Tip to Tail trail.

Taree Airport

Fly into Taree Airport

Taree Airport is 7 km from Taree’s town centre. Use the taxi services to make the short trip northeast. Alternatively, rent a car from the hire services available at the airport and explore the regions of Manning Valley and the Great Lakes at your own pace.

Fly Pelican services the airport with direct flights to and from Sydney and Newcastle. For other major Australian cities, connect via Sydney to travel into Taree.


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  1. Mothernest Great Lakes Pro

    Event dates to be confirmed: February 2020 , Pacific Palms

    Over 170 professional surfers will call Great Lakes home early next year when the Mothernest Great Lakes Pro lands in Boomerang Beach. The elite five-day QS 1000 rated event will form the second of three stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf…

  2. The Battle of the Boats

    Saturday 22 February 2020 to Sunday 23 February 2020 , Pacific Palms

    The Battle of the Boats is a surf boat carnival designed for surf boat rowers' needs, and over the years has become well respected within the boat rowing community. They have a reputation for staging a well run carnival with a family…

    22 Feb - 23 Feb